Our Arsenal supporting locals are dancing on the pool tables as it appears their club has been offered one of the biggest names in world football ahead of what would be a blockbuster summer deal.
According to El Confidencial (via the Sun), both the Gunners and Manchester City have been sounded out by Real Madrid over a potential deal for James Rodriguez, that would see the Colombian move to the Premier League.
With the sections of support at the Emirates frustrated at the lack of activity in the transfer market in recent times, this deal could be the perfect remedy to mounting fan frustration.
The playmaker is undoubtedly one of the most talented players in Europe and his heroic exploits at the 2014 World Cup prompted Los Blancos to make him one of the most expensive players in history when he moved from Monaco soon after.
It is claimed that Gestitute, an agency run by infamous super agent Jorge Mendes, has been lining up suitors for their client and both the Gunners and City have taken a keen interest.
Mesut Ozil made a similar move to North London in 2013 and has gone on to become one of their key players despite a slow start.
The 24-year old has fallen out of favour in the Spanish capital under Zinedine Zidane, though remains one of the game’s premier talents.
Where would James fit in at Arsenal?
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